05/26/15 8:04am

As we told you first, a brand new Kilwins Chocolates franchise is opening in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. They will open their doors on Monday, June 8.  The store, located at 212 King Street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia,  is in the old location of the P & C Art Gallery.

The store will sell ice cream, chocolates, toffees, salt water taffy, fudge and more!

You can like the store on Facebook at this link. The store is currently looking for part-time employees. You can download an employment application at this link (PDF).

05/26/15 7:39am

Gadsby's Tavern in Alexandria Virginia
Via OHAGadsby’s Tavern Museum, located at 134 N. Royal Street in Alexandria, Virginia, has now reopened for tours after being closed for almost 5 months.

This past winter, multiple frozen pipes burst causing damage throughout the museum complex. Major issues have been addressed including drying the buildings, repairing the sprinkler system, and re-plastering. The final step of repainting will be completed this fall when humidity conditions are more consistent, but this summer will be a great opportunity to witness a “work in progress” restoration and to the learn about the complex disaster recovery steps taken by historic site museums.

Hours of the Museum are Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Sunday and Monday: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Guided tours start at a quarter after the hour and a quarter before the hour and last approximately 30 minutes. The last tour each day begins at 4:45 PM.

(Flickr Pool photo by Larry, on Flickr)

05/26/15 6:09am

National Museum of the American Indian
Alexandria, Virginia’s Department of Planning & Zoning will host its first public symposium on contemporary architecture June 19-20, 2015.  The event will feature guest speakers and explore what Alexandria’s urban fabric may look like in 50 years.

The event is FREE but, RSVP’s are strongly encouraged. You can RSVP using this link.

For more information about this event, please use this link.

(Flickr Pool photo by Ruben Picon-Feliciano, on Flickr)

05/26/15 5:55am

MASLogoPrimaryMedThe City of Alexandria’s Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities is excited to announce the joining of the USA Swimming Foundation’s water safety initiative, Make a Splash.

The USA Swimming Foundation launched Make a Splash in 2007 with the goal to teach every child to learn to swim.  The USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash initiative also spreads the importance of water safety through the Make a Splash Tour, presented by Phillips 66. The tour, introduced in 2009, has been hosted in 35 cities nationwide. The objective is to convey the message of water safety and education to a wide audience of parents, learn-to-swim providers, educators, community leaders, and children.

For additional information on this collaboration, visit USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash initiative or call the David A. Miller, Division Chief, at 703.746.5495 (VA Relay 711).

05/25/15 6:53am

Craig Fifer
From what I can tell this is a fairly close race so far. Will this endorsement be enough to separate Mr. Fifer from the pack?

Via WaPo

Along the Potomac from south Arlington, through Alexandria and into southern Fairfax County. With the departure of the incumbent, Del. K. Robert Krupicka Jr., five candidates jumped into the primary in this solidly Democratic district. Our choice is Craig T. Fifer , who has the background and skills to make an exceptional member of the state legislature.

Mr. Fifer, chief communications officer for Alexandria, has broad knowledge of local and state issues and has won praise from incumbents for his detailed command of complex legislation. He is widely regarded as an authority on questions of open government, technology and access to public information, and he has a knack for clear and concise presentation.

In addition to his long government service, Mr. Fifer also has extensive hands-on experience as an advocate for abused children in the court system. That background, combining policy savvy and on-the-ground experience, is excellent preparation for a legislator.

Read more at this link.

(Flickr Pool photo by Wayne Hulehan, on Flickr)